The Marvel Cinematic Universe is turning to the dark side with Werewolf by Night, the new 53-minute movie dubbed a Marvel Studios Presentation is just in time for Halloween.
Directed by Michael Giacchino and starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Werewolf by Night is the MCU version that pays homage to the monster movies from the 1940’s, completely shot in black-and-white with campy performances and overdramatic music.
But how does Werewolf by Night, with its rampaging creatures and ancient curses, fit in with the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? A new featurette (which you can watch above) has some clues.
To get even more excited for the upcoming movie, Mavel released a new featurette packed with interviews with Giacchino, Bernal, star Laura Donnelly various behind-the-scenes info including executive producer Kevin Feige.
“We’re introducing a world that will ultimately become quite important to the future of the MCU.”– Kevin Feige
Kevin Feige revealed the inaugural Marvel Studios Special Presentation isn’t just a random thematic special but will play a larger role in the grand scheme of the MCU. In fact, he notes that, going forward, it will prove increasingly important to the overall narrative. Werewolf by Night is an exploration of new characters and a corner of the MCU that has only been touched on a small handful of times so far in other projects with Disney+’s WandaVision, Moon Knight, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, What If…? and featured vampire Scaren in She-Hulk (even if he’s not the mercenary who fought the Punisher in Marvel Comics); showcasing themes of magic, horror and darker tones.
In addition, Marvel has greenlit Marvel’s Zombie, Blade, and Disney+ series Agatha: Coven of Chaos. Werewolf by Night is the next step in Marvel Studios’ evolution.
As seen in the first trailer, the film will introduce Man-Thing: a large swamp creature who guards the Nexus of All Realities on the pages of Marvel Comics. It’s easy to assume this interdimensional portal could become a focal point of the ongoing Multiverse Saga, which will continue to explore alternate timelines and time travel.
Werewolf by Night premieres on Disney+ on October 7.